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Thousands get a raise with minimum wage

Updated: 07/24/2009 - Thousands of East Tennessee workers are getting a raise Friday. The federal minimum wage is up 70 cents to $7.25 per hour. It's the first increase since a jump on July 24, 2008.

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Volkswagens roll into Knoxville for 1st ever Summer Jam

Updated: 07/24/2009 - The good ole' days of the Beetle, the Rabbit and the Passats will roll into town this weekend for the 1st annual "Summer Jam." But the car show isn't just about sharing stories and showing off cars, Volks Knox Motor Club members want to show just as much enthusiasm about helping their community.

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DOE begins $35M expansion of nuclear landfill

Posted: 07/24/2009 - Officials say a $35 million expansion of the Department of Energy's nuclear landfill in Oak Ridge is under way, thanks to federal economic stimulus funding.

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Victims' Rights Task Force reacts to carjacking/murder trial pace

Updated: 08/18/2009 - Trial motions and delays are all too common to victims of violence crimes across our region. Members of the East Tennessee Victims Rights Task Force say the criminals have all rights, even though a Victims' Bill of Rights was added to Tennessee's Constitution.

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Seven classrooms condemned at Union County school

Updated: 07/24/2009 - Union County parents don't know where their children will have class next year after seven portable classrooms at Maynardville Elementary School were are condemned.

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Sevier County cabin rental business struggling

Updated: 07/23/2009 - The latest victims of the struggling economy, those who own Sevier County rental cabins. One development is auctioning off an entire resort, while foreclosures mean great deals, if you have cabin fever.

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Judge allows DNA evidence in Christian-Newsom murder case

Updated: 08/18/2009 - The three men and woman charged with murdering Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom in January 2007 will have to contend with DNA evidence against, Judge Richard Baumgartner ordered in a court filing.

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Accused Sevier County swindler pleads not guilty

Updated: 07/23/2009 - Accused Sevier County swindler Dennis Bolze pleaded not guilty Thursday in Federal Court in Knoxville to three counts of wire fraud and three counts of money laundering stemming from an alleged Ponzi scheme.

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Reid: No health care vote in Senate until fall

Updated: 07/23/2009 - The top Democrat in the Senate says lawmakers won't vote until after August on health care, a blow to President Barack Obama's ambitious timetable.

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Dow closes above 9,000 for first time since January

Updated: 07/23/2009 - The Dow Jones industrial average is closing above 9,000 for the first time since January. It's the highest closing level for the blue chips since November. Stocks rose Thursday following the third straight monthly increase in existing home sales.

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